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egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
conclave - private secret meeting
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet